Franchise Information

CKE Restaurants is seeking exceptional new franchise candidates for America’s premier burger brands, Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®. The growing CKE system includes more than 3,100 locations in 42 states and 13 countries with brand equity built over half a century.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s consistently out-deliver the competition with an innovative menu strategy that focuses on developing premium, sit-down restaurant quality menu items. Carl’s Jr. restaurants have been a well-established West Coast favorite for more than 65 years, and the brand is known for introducing its line of premium 100% Black Angus Beef Six Dollar Burgers™. Hardee’s, located primarily in the Midwest and Southeast, is known for its strong heritage and popular line of 100% Black Angus Beef Thickburgers® and Made from Scratch™ Biscuits. Both brands offer a premium franchise opportunity with plenty of potential for growth and success.

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